Nova explores polymers with CO2 feedstock

Dr. Fabrizio Sibilla talks about CO2 as raw material and the use of ecological

The Germany-based Nova Institut says polyethylene and polypropylene made using CO2 as a feedstock will be on the market within the next 5-10 years.

Nova spokesperson Dr Fabrizio Sibilla says the process will provide a number of environmental benefits, which is why several countries are researching using CO2 as a feedstock, notably Australia, China and the US.

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Tags: methane, ethylene, propylene, polyurethanes, polycarbonate, hydrogen

Source: European Plastics News, 2012-08-02.